Welcome to the Taxi Gratuity Class Action website
This website contains information regarding a class action settlement that has been preliminarily approved by the Court, Ehret v. Uber Technologies, Inc. in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California San Francisco Division, Case No. 3:14-CV-113-EMC.
NATURE OF THE SETTLEMENT
Plaintiff Caren Ehret brought this Lawsuit against Uber Technologies, Inc. ("Uber") regarding the manner in which Uber represented a 20% charge for rides requested through Uber's "uberTAXI" request option. Plaintiff alleged that from April 20, 2012 to March 25, 2013, Uber represented to users of Uber's application that a "gratuity" would be automatically added at a set percentage of the metered fare. Plaintiff alleged that this representation was misleading because Plaintiff claims Uber retained a portion (typically 40%) of what was represented as a "gratuity." Uber claimed these allegations are inaccurate and contended that it did not retain any portion of any money that was designated as a "gratuity." On October 11, 2016, the Court preliminarily approved a settlement of the Lawsuit, which provides for monetary payments to Class Members.
THE SETTLEMENT CLASS
On December 2, 2015, the Court certified the case as a class action and defined the Class as:
All individuals who received Uber's e-mail with the representation that the 20% charge would be gratuity only, who then arranged and paid for taxi rides through Uber's service from April 20, 2012 to March 25, 2013 (the "Class").
This Lawsuit only relates to one of Uber's ride request options: uberTAXI. This Lawsuit does not relate to UberBlack, uberX, or any other of Uber's ride request options.
For more information about the Settlement, please review the Class Notice.